LA hospital paid hackers $17K ransom in bitcoins

A Los Angeles hospital has paid an anonymous hacker $ 17,000 to free itself from a cyberattack that had crippled its computer system. The payment, made in bitcoin, an untraceable cryptocurrency, resulted in the hacker handing over the key to remove the “ransomware” planted in the computer system, Allen Stefanek, president and chief executive of Hollywood…
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